Arsenal icon Arsene Wenger baffled by England penalty and blasts VAR for 'letting referee down' in Euro 2020 semi-final

ARSENE WENGER has blasted VAR for 'letting the referee down' during England's 2-1 win over Denmark last night.

The Three Lions were awarded a penalty when Raheem Sterling went down in extra time with the score level at 1-1, with Harry Kane's subsequent rebound proving to be the winner.

But Wenger, 71, felt that the contact on Sterling was too minimal to be a penalty.

He said on beIN Sports: "No penalty.

"And in a moment like that I believe that the VAR… I don't understand why they don't ask the referee to have a look at it and have a clear (look).

"In a moment like that it's important that the referee is absolutely convinced it's a penalty.

"It was not clear enough to say 'yes it is'.

"At least he should have had a look on the screen, I don't know why the VAR didn't ask him to go."

Host Richard Keys then asked if VAR had 'let Denmark down'.

To which Wenger replied: "I think that VAR has let the referee down.


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"Not Denmark. Denmark is a bit unfortunate and I understand it's difficult for the referee – but he must have a look at it."

The Danes were also furious at a laser beam being projected at Kasper Schmeichel's eyes while the penalty was taken, with Uefa taking action against England.

And a petition has even been started by angry fans to have the game REPLAYED.

England will face Italy in Sunday's final at Wembley, after the Azzurri dispatched Spain on penalties on Tuesday night.

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